JOHN B. DOYLE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ESPEY F. CANNON, M.D.
The use of gold salts continues to be a mainstay in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. This is so despite the well-known dangers of toxicity of these compounds, and the fact that their use is still on a purely empirical basis. In view of their highly probable therapeutic value, the employment of these drugs is justifiable if due regard is given to the danger of their use.
Recent observations would indicate that BAL1, 2, 3 may prove a safe and effective means of counteracting serious complications. A case of severe polyneuritis occurring in the course of therapy of rheumatoid arthritis
DOYLE JB, CANNON EF. SEVERE POLYNEURITIS FOLLOWING GOLD THERAPY FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1950;33:1468–1472. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-6-1468
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(6):1468-1472.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatology.
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